Mind you, I'm as "pirate" as average you, but people here costantly trying to *defend* it, I can't tolerate. And I'm a big fan of free software and Stallman's doctrine (a little less of himself), but I see lot of people trying to read it as the bible, and especially trying to extend it to totally unrelated fields.
1) Audio processing 2) Higher quality audio circuitry
I was thinking, today that could be easily done by the GPU in the video card, even cheaper, integrated ones. Considering that audio con be output digitally through HDMI, maybe for some setups the analog circuitry does not even belong to the computer anymore.
Just for your information.
And the fact that a closed plug-in can take control of your computer, that's another matter, I think good engineering can mitigate those risks.
Or does he watch community-made movies only?